TEHRAN (Iran News) – Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid reacted to the joint statement issued by Iran and IAEA saying that EU will continue its work to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal.
“Good news from Tehran on cooperation between #Iran and @iaeaorg. The EU trusts the impartial and independent role of the agency. In the meantime we continue our work to preserve #JCPOA with Joint Commission next week; I will chair on behalf of High Representative @JosepBorrellF,” Schmid tweeted on Wednesday.
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced in a six-point joint statement that the two sides agreed on Wednesday to further reinforce their cooperation and enhance mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of Iran’s Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and the Additional Protocol (AP) thereto, which is provisionally applied by Iran since 16 January 2016.
The joint statement was released during a visit to Tehran by the agency’s chief Rafael Mariano Grossi.
Based on the Iran-IAEA statement, Iran voluntarily provides the IAEA with access to two locations specified by the Agency.
“Both sides recognize the independence, impartiality and professionalism of the IAEA continue to be essential in the fulfilment of its verification activities,” reads the statement.
It added, “The IAEA will continue to take into consideration Iran’s security concerns, by protecting all safeguards confidential information in accordance with the IAEA’s Statute, the relevant provisions of the CSA and the AP, and the established IAEA confidentiality regime, standards, and procedures.”
- source : Iran Daily